An agreement was signed between Oregon Institute of Technology (Oregon Tech) and Mazama High School to begin a collaboration in “STEM&M.” The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed by Oregon Tech President Chris Maples, Klamath County School District Superintendent Greg Thede, Klamath County School Board Vice Chair Steve Lowell, Mazama High School Principal Steve Morosin, and Mazama High School Associate Student Body Co-Presidents Amber Lease and Kattie Dwyer.
The agreement is in recognition of common academic interests with the intention of encouraging closer institutional ties and developing beneficial scholarships for students. The program, titled STEM&M, focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, with the added “M” for Medical pathways. The intention is to develop and maintain a relationship in the area of STEM&M, dual credit courses, student and faculty visits, mentoring opportunities, and information sharing to benefit students. The STEM&M faculty work together to create a collegial environment and sponsor multiple extra-curricular activities for STEM&M participants each year. Applications will be accepted beginning January 25, 2016 from freshmen and sophomores for the inaugural year. In subsequent years, students will apply to begin the program in their sophomore year.